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"I have just" is a phrase which is often translated as "acabo de", and "just" is an adjective which is often translated as "justo". Learn more about the difference between "I have just" and "just" below.
I have just(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to express an action in the recent past)
a. acabo de
I have just finished my homework.Acabo de hacer mis deberes.
2. (used to emphasize)
a. sencillamente he
I have just given up on training for the race. There isn't enough time.Sencillamente he abandonado la idea de entrenar para la carrera. No tengo tiempo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I have just had it with this nonsense.Me cansé de estas tonterías.
I have just never had any help.El hecho es que no he tenido ayuda.
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just(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fair)
a. justo
We are defending a just cause here.Estamos defendiendo una causa justa.
2. (deserved)
a. merecido
It was a just punishment for his crimes.Fue un merecido castigo por sus crímenes.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (recently)
a. acabar de
I just washed the dishes and now I have to take out the trash.Acabo de lavar los platos y ahora me toca sacar la basura.
b. justo
I was just arriving when she left.Justo estaba llegando cuando ella se marchó.
c. ahora mismo
I was just deciding what to do.Ahora mismo estaba decidiendo qué hacer.
4. (barely)
a. justo
I made it to the station just before the train left.Llegué a la estación justo antes de partir el tren.
b. por poco
You just missed him. He'll be back after lunch.Te lo perdiste por poco. Regresará después del almuerzo.
5. (exactly)
a. justo
Our new house is just what I wanted.Nuestra nueva casa es justo lo que quería.
6. (only)
a. solo
Don't be angry; I was just asking.No te enfades, solo estaba preguntando.
b. solamente
I've been to New York just once.He estado en Nueva York solamente una vez.
c. nomás
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He came late just to annoy me.Vino tarde para fastidiarme nomás.
7. (equally)
a. tan
My new computer is just as good as yours.Mi computadora nueva es tan buena como la tuya.
8. (emphatic)
a. verdaderamente
The new models are just amazing.Los nuevos modelos son verdaderamente asombrosos.
9. (simply)
a. sencillamente
It was just the best movie I've seen in years.Sencillamente fue la mejor película que he visto en años.
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